Item hunting is the biggest joy in playing the Diablo games for many players. The item system in Diablo III is bigger and better, but it's a refinement on the system used in Diablo II, not a radical change.
Items come in three large categories: Armor, Weapon, and Other
Armor[edit | edit source]
Armor refers to any non-held equipment. Most of them provide Mainstat, Vitality and other defensive bonuses.
There are 11 total armor slots:
- Rings (2 slots)
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Weapons include anything held in the hand, even if they player doesn't hit monsters with it.
Class Restrictions[edit | edit source]
All classes can use all types of armor, although most classes have a special type for one of the slots. Weapons are restricted by class and each class has at least one special weapon type.
|Barbarian||Staves, Bows and Crossbows||Might Belts(Belts) and Weapons (1&2H)|
|Crusader||Crusader Shields(OH) and Flails (1&2H)|
|Monk||Spirit Stones(Head), Fists(1H) and Daibos(2H)|
|Demon Hunter||All 2H but Bows and Crossbows||Cloaks(Torso), Hand Crossbows(1H) and Quivers(OH)|
|Wizards||Polearms and 2H Maces||Wizard Hats(Head), Wands(1H) and Sources(OH)|
|Witch Doctors||Voodoo Mask(Head), Ceremonial Knives(1H) and Mojos(OH)|
Follower Gear[edit | edit source]
Each of the followers can equip a weapon, 2 rings, an amulet and a special item particular to each follow
- The Templar can equip one-handed swords, axes, spears and daggers, along with a shield and a Templar Relic
- The Scoundrel can equip either bow or crossbow and a Scoundrel Token
- The Enchantress can equip staves, swords, axes, and maces along with a Enchantress Focus
Item Quality and Color[edit | edit source]
Every item has a quality level associated with it and each quality level has a color associated with it
- Junk - grey
- Normal - white
- Magic - blue
- Rare - yellow
- Legendary - orange
- Set - green
Ironically, the most common quality level of item drops is Rare.
Set items have their own color but are considered legendary in terms of drop rate.
Gems[edit | edit source]
There are five types of Gems in a range of qualities: Ruby, Topaz, Emerald, Amethyst and Diamond.
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